The Projects

Parent Project

TIMELESS ARCTIC 2021 ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION (TA2021 EXPEDITION)

The TA2021 Expedition provides a mobile platform for a range of individual projects rooted in archaeology, archaeozoology, spatial analysis, plastic litter, positive psychology, and bacteriology. This RiS project deals with the logistical aspects of the expedition, which individual projects (all with their own RiS IDs) will refer back to.

Project owner: Frigga Kruse
Support: Jakob Näf, Lars Soerink, Manuela Brocksieper, Sean Desjardins

Subprojects

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF A REFUSE HEAP AT DOLERITTNESET (REFUSE AT DOLERITTNESET)

Dolerittneset is a place with much cultural heritage. The Pomor station has been excavated more than once. Yet there is more to know about the people who lived and worked here. There is an overlooked refuse heap near the ruins: we want to sample this and analyse the environmental evidence of Pomor interactions with their surroundings in the lab.

Project owner: Sean Desjardins
Support: Frigga Kruse

ASSESSING PLASTIC POLLUTION DURING TA2021 EXPEDITION

Plastic particles of varying sizes can be found even in remote environments, such as the high Arctic. During a three-week expedition (TA2021) macro- and microplastic pollution shall be assessed on beaches and in deposits.

Project owner: Linus Müller-Hillebrand
Support: Birgit Lutz, Matthias Lang

AUDIOVISUAL COVERAGE OF THE EXPEDITION AND PROJECTS ON BOARD

Filmer/Photographer: Lars Soerink

CLASSROOM ARCTIC - RESEARCH ON SVALBARD UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

With the help of geomedia, photos, videos, interviews and other collected impressions, an interdisciplinary teaching unit on diverse topics in and around Svalbard will be planned during the Timeless Arctic Expedition 2021. A combination of research and school will be created, which will provide exciting insights into the distant Arctic habitat.

Project owner: Lisa Barchfeld

HUMAN IMPACT ON HISTORICAL GAME ANIMAL ABUNDANCE IN SVALBARD (CHANGES IN GAME ANIMAL ABUNDANCE)

Marine and terrestrial game animals were hunted by parties seeking commercial profit, yet our knowledge of the extent of the hunt and the changes in animal populations is limited. We investigate faunal bone scatters on the surface of former hunting and slaughter sides, to further unravel human animal relationships.

Project owner: Franziska Paul
Support: Matthias Lang, Sean Desjardins

ISOLATION OF PSYCHROPHILIC BACTERIA AND DETECTION OF GLYPHOSATE

So far only a small proportion of bacteria is explored and isolated. Therefore, this project’s goal is to isolate new psychrophilic bacteria and to capture their physiological metabolic properties. Additionally, we want to proof the existence of the glyphosate herbicide.

Project owner: Marlene Jessen

PEI MASTERCLASS ON DIFFERENT KNOWLEDGE LEVELS WITH INTERACTION

Preparing PEI Masterclasses on different levels (Inclusion of people with special needs as far as possible) with the support of multi media.

Project owner: Kristina Thiemann

TIMELESS ARCTIC - EINE (AUS)GEZEICHNETE REPORTAGE (ARBEITSTITEL)

Scientific Illustrator: Jakob Näf

TOXICS IN THE ARCTIC SEA

Toxicological testing of water samples for TNT and phamaceuticals.

Lead by: Kristina Thiemann
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WHAT MAKES A HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND SUCCESSFUL POLAR RESEARCHER?

This psychological project assesses and explores individual strengths, traits, attitudes, and resources of a team of researchers travelling to Svalbard in August 2021. It contributes to the field of positive psychology.

Project owner: Merle Schmidt

ZEITSPRUNGKIDS - WISSENSCHAFTS-KOMMUNIKATION ALS ERLEBNIS

Project owner: Manuela Brocksieper

This project is funded by